Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series

The Association of Washington Businesses is hosting a weekly webinar every Monday starting April 20th. The webinar will cover topics and tools relevant to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to register, visit https://www.awb.org/1/?cid=741.

Working Washington Small Business Grants

Governor Inslee is offering a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Up to $5 million in funds are provided through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the State Department of Commerce. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000. 

Visit http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/covid-grants/  to learn more and apply.

Disaster Relief Loans for Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing assistance to many counties in Washington state including Klickitat. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The Department of Commerce Newsletter

Discussion in the Business Newsletter issued on 06/10/2020 includes the following and more:  

  • Cloth Facial Coverings Required in Workplaces Statewide
  • New Phase 3 Business Safety Plan Template Released
  • Paycheck Protection Program Expands Flexibility
  • High-Risk Worker Proclamation Extended
  • Extended Tax Deadline Approaches, IRS Prepares for Common Questions